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$3,750,000 settlement – birth injury to baby

The brachial plexus is a complex network of nerves which is responsible for movement and sensation to the shoulder, arm and hand. Brachial plexus injuries are commonly caused during childbirth and often have devastating consequences, including loss of function and chronic pain.  This is sometimes known as Erb’s palsy.  Most cases of shoulder dystocia are caused by traction to the neck caused by improper pulling by the obstetrician’s hand or instruments (possibly a vacuum extractor or forceps).  When this happens, the neck on one side of the shoulder is stretched and this stretch causes a damage to the brachial plexus on that side.

We have represented many families whose children have sustained shoulder dystocia or brachial plexus injuries during childbirth.  In one case, the failure to perform a caesarean section delivery on a breech presentation baby resulted in birth-related brachial plexus injuries during an emergency vaginal delivery.  Mr. Leighton obtained a confidential $3,750,000 settlement with the physician group and hospital which failed to take reasonable steps to properly delivery this child. Our client will now have the financial security for his future needs.

 

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